Michael Gordon (composer) explique la génese du morceau de la sorte :
Weather was conceived with Elliot Caplan over a period of one minute on the train from Munich to Hamburg in the dead of winter. Elliot took a napkin and drew a picture of an orchestra straight up in the air. I looked at it, and it looked terrifying, undoable. How could an orchestra play like that?
A vertical orchestra turned out to be perfect for Weather. The elevator goes up to eight, where you find Vivaldi, then down to four, where there’s a fuzz box, back up to nine for some intense down bows, and back to two for samples of sirens. For those who think the history of art is in some way ordered, please consider the weather: a seemingly random, chaotic, uncontrollable force.