About Prism Percussion

Prism Percussion explores the expressive colors of percussive sounds utilizing non-standard instruments and seeks to champion works by BIPOC, Women, and Queer composers. This San Francisco based percussion duo was founded in 2018 by Divesh Karamchandani and Elizabeth Hall. Since their inaugural performance, Prism Percussion has continuously curated projects showcasing new works for percussion duo written by underrepresented composers. Their presence on stage is “both musically and visually stunning” affirms Jessica Balik of San Francisco Classical Voice.

Karamchandani and Hall met at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival in 2011 and bonded over their love of the marimba. Their friendship grew as their paths crossed again when they both moved to San Francisco to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for their masters degrees. They enjoy fostering the creation of new works and have commissioned several pieces for the duo as well as having collaborated on many commission consortiums.