Nautical Almanac is an experimental expirement that was founded in Michigan in 1994 by Carly Ptak and Twig Harper. They emerged from a Midwestern scene of noise outfits that transformed junk into homemade instruments. They have reconfigured in many ways throughout the years always with an intention of creating altered states of consciousness. Within the last three years Ptak has centered her focus on lighting and she now uses her skills as a hynotherapist to create an intense environment of changing dimensions, colors, and emotions. Harper retains the role of the chief sonic alchemist deriving non-linear feedback systems from custom devices built with paragnosis designs. Together they respond to the subtle energy within each unique moment of each unique environment. Ptak and Harper live in Baltimore, where they founded Tarantula Hill, a home, lending library,performance space, and recording studio, which is also the headquarters of their label Heresee.