Arghavan in Persian language is referred to a dark-red tree that has a cold and dry nature.
Originally, I planned out Arghavan as a set of variations for two pianos that would present different aspects of the theme. However, the theme never found its way to even the first variation. I was left with no choice other than following the direction that the music was taking me.
The first movement portrays the characteristic of the color red by building up a lot of energy and tension while moving towards a big crescendo. The second movement portrays the dark side of the color of Arghavan. The energy and tension that was built in the first movement calms down in the second movement with the introduction of a new musical idea. This new idea opens up slowly throughout the second movement by the constant invitation and insistent of a second voice.