"Their presence on stage is both musically and visually stunning."
- Jessica Balik, SF Classical Voice
Prism Percussion, a San Francisco based percussion duo, was founded in 2018 by Divesh Karamchandani and Elizabeth Hall. Prism Percussion explores the expressive colors of percussive sounds utilizing non-standard instruments and seeks to champion works by Black, Indigenious, People of Color, Female and Queer composers. Their presence on stage is "both musically and visually stunning" affirms Jessica Balik of San Francisco Classical Voice. Karamchandani and Hall's mutual passion for percussion chamber music and collaborating with composers and other musicians led them to create this duo. They enjoy fostering the creation of new works and commissioned three new works by local composers in their first year as a duo.
Karamchandani and Hall met at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival in 2011 and bonded over their love of the marimba. Their friendship grew and their paths crossed again when they both moved to San Francisco to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for their masters degrees. They performed together professionally with diverse groups and concerts including Mercury Soul, One Found Sound, The Hot Air Music Festival, Post:Ballet, Calvary Choir, Golden Gate Symphony, and Cantare Con Vivo and are looking forward to continuing their creative collaboration with other artists.