Peter is a composer and performer producing work for stage, dance, film, documentaries and installations.

Performances and sound installations include Supernormal Festival, Fort Process, Cafe Oto, Whitstable Biennale, Parasol Unit, London, Studio 29 Vyner St, London, Alter Schmeide, Austria, Sibelius Centre, Helsinki, The Union Chapel, The Swiss Church, London and Hornsey Town Hall. 

Credits include: Tread Lightly on The Planet a new collaboration with Dora Frankel for 2021/22, Treasure Island by Le Navet Bete & John Nicholson, The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure by Le Navet Bete & John Nicholson with choreographer Lea Anderson, 'Othello' with Golda Rosheuvel, ‘The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary’ by Peepolykus, the 35th anniversary version of Educating Rita at The Liverpool Playhouse with Leanne Best & Con O'Neill, Juno & The Paycock with Niamh Cusack (Bristol Old Vic), Twelfth Night with Nicholas Woodeson & Matthew Kelly for the opening of the new Everyman Theatre, The Misanthrope by Roger McGough after Moliere, , A Streetcar Named Desire, Macbeth starring David Morrissey & Julia Ford at The Everyman, Liverpool all directed by Gemma Bodinetz, The Swallowing Dark written by Lizzie Nunnery,  documentaries by Emmy award winning director Francois Verster, the Royal Opening of The new Darwin Centre at The Natural History Museum, Peepolykus, John Paul Zaccarini & Company FZ, Big State Theatre Company, Holy Mountain, Gravity & Levity, Wrongsize and Mother Vision with David Sant. 

Dance projects include Bridging the Gap - One Small Step - One More Step & the ongoing JMW Turner trilogy with award winning choreographer Dora Frankel, SOHO by Stufish,  Enigmotion with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company (US) and Blue by Susan Lewis.

Film soundtracks include Joanna Callaghan’s exploration of Jacques Derrida’s The Post Card in ‘Love in The Post’, Derrida’s Writing & difference in ‘Do Not Read This’ & Plato’s concept of forms with ‘A Mind’s Eye’, and Emmy award winning documentary maker Francois Verster’s ‘The Dream of Shahrazad’, ‘Sea Point Days’, ‘The Mothers’ House’ and ‘When the War is Over’ and the feathure film 'Fun" directed by Rafal Zielinski. 
Performances with John Paul Zaccarini include ‘Throat’, ‘Philomena’s Feast’, ‘Night & Day’, ‘Loser’, ‘Head’ & the MixRace MixTape.
His recording career began in 1994 as Shape Navigator on Guerilla Records and was half of Ska/Punk/dub/Spoken Word duo SaltPeter with Salena Godden.  He is also a member of the experimental improvising ensemble Automatic Writing Circle.


I have collaborated with Peter for 20 years. His has an intuitive sense of how to work with other artists, proven by his long standing working relationships with theatre, circus companies, spoken word artists, film and experimental music groups. 

John-Paul Zaccarini, Ph.D Professor of Performing Arts at the Research Centre, SKH  Stockholm University of the Arts


Figures in a Floating Landscape 2019/20 - 2nd part of a dance/music JMW Turner trilogy with choreographer Dora Frankel premiered at The Gulbenkian, Canterbury as part of the Turner Prize celebrations. Toured early 2020.

The MixRace MixTape 2019/20 by John-Paul Zaccarini. A stand-up, hip-hop, spoken-word journey of passion, hope and humour, taking you on a lush poetic journey through everyday racism, homophobia and male privilege.

The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure by Le Navet Bete, co-written & directed by John Nicholson ★★★★★ 'A 5 star adventure' - Review Hub 2019/20

Treasure Island by Le Navet Bete, co-written & directed by John Nicholson at The Plymouth Atheneum 12 Dec 2019 - Jan 5th 2020. ★★★★ ‘lovingly crafted seasonal silliness’ The Stage

Othello by William Shakespeare, Directed by Gemma Bodinetz at The Liverpool Everyman April - June 2018 ★★★★ The Times, ★★★★ The Stage, ★★★★★ The Liverpool Echo

Head by John Paul Zaccarini at Jacksons Lane Theatre, London April 2018

SOHO devised & directed by Abigail Yeates & STUFISH.  Premiers 6 - 20 May 2017 at The Peacock Theatre, London.

NOW Project at Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre 15-20 September 2016.

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary by Peepolykus after Gustav Flaubert. Dir. by Gemma Bodinetz. ★★★★ Liverpool ECHO ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★★ Liverpool Sound and Vision 

Educating Rita by Willy Russell dir. by Gemma Bodinetz with Leanne Best as Rita and Con O’Neill as Frank.  35th anniversary. ★★★★★ Sunday Times ★★★★ The Guardian 10/10 Liverpool Echo  ‘Music is sublime throughout thanks to composer Peter Coyte’ Wirral Globe 

Juno & The Paycock dir. by Gemma Bodinetz. Starring Niahm Cusack & Des McAleer. Bristol Old Vic and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse co production previews from 5 Sept. ★★★★★ 5 stars Daily Mail, ★★★★4 stars Guardian, Telegraph & Times. 

There is also music...beautiful, haunting violin solos and much more, composed by Peter Coyte. I wanted to hear more of it...' 

Shaun The Sheep stage show  dir. by John Nicholson. Touring the Middle East. 

Automatic Writing Circle at The Sonic Fusion Festival, Salford University 3 April 2014 & Free Range, Canterbury 1 May 2014. 

Twelfth Night dir. by Gemma Bodinetz at The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool.  Launching the 27m rebuild of The Everyman Theatre featuring Matthew Kelly, Nick Woodeson & Paul Duckworth.  

NO SWEAT premiere at Cirque en Chantier, Paris 3 May 2013. created by Abigail Yeates and The Generating Company. The Misanthrope by Roger McGough after Moliere, Directed by Gemma Bodinetz. Co-production with The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and ETT. 15 February - 9 March 2013 at The Liverpool Playhouse then touring. 

The Unfolding Sky - Turner in The North - collaboration with Dora Frankel Dance Company for the first ever Festival of The North East 2013 

Mon Droit (2012) Written by & starring Mike McShane with Suki Webster at Pleasance Courtyard 1- 27 August 2012. Dir. by John Nicholson. Sound design & music 

Voyager by John Nicholson (Peepolykus) & Mark Bishop (Big State Theatre Co.) at the Bath Fringe Festival 5 June 2012 

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williiams.  Directed by Gemma Bodinetz at The Liverpool Playhouse 16 February - 10 March 2012 

No Sweat created by Abigail Yeates and The Generating Company 2011-2012 

The Swallowing Dark by Lizzie Nunnery (Oct/Nov 2011). Directed by Paul Robinson ( Liverpool Playhouse Studio & Theatre 503 

Bridging The Gap - One Small Step, One More Step (2011) Collaboration with Dora Frankel Dance Co. & artist Sam Goodlet at Victor Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion, Peterlee. 

Automatic Writing Circle (9 June 2011) Part of the Sound Art series at The Swiss Church, London. 

Macbeth (2011) David Morrissey.  Dir. Gemma Bodinetz at The Everyman Liverpool. 

No Wise Men (2010/2011) Peepolykus Dir. Gemma Bodinetz at The Liverpool Playhouse 

Automatic Writing Circle (7 Nov. 2010) - Nightingale Theatre, Brighton  

Royal Opening of The Darwin Centre - (2009) Dir. Aidan Treays/The Generating Company 

The First Thing That Ever Ever Happened (2009) Dir John Nicholson 

Automatic Writing Circle - Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, September 2009 

Automatic Writing Circle  - Alte Schmiede, Vienna March 2009 

Peepolykus ‘Spyski!’  Dir. David Farr (2008) 

Cuerdo Lucida (2008) John Paul Zaccarini ' 

Pot Noodle The Musical (2008) David Sant /Mother Productions 

Do Not Feed The Pigeons (2007) Holy Mountain 

Fallen Angels (2007) Big State Theatre Company 

Points of Connection (2006) John-Paul Zaccarini 

Rope  Company F.Z, Trafalgar Square (2006) 

Luminous (2006) Kirsty Little & Wrongsize 

Taking Flight (2005) Gravity & Levity 

Nowhere to Belong: Tales of an Extravagant Stranger (2005) Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Dir. Gavin Marshall  

Enigmotion (2005) Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company 

All In The Timing (2005) Peepolykus 

Loser (2004/05) Company F.Z 

Throat (2002-04) Company F.Z 

Night & Day/ Spike Islands Company F.Z 

OCD (2002) Company F.Z 

Drowning Not Waving (2002) Company F.Z. National Theatre, London. 

Philomena’s Feast (2001) Company F.Z 

Spellbound (2001) Gavin Marshall 

Spinning (1999) Boundary Runners 

Blue (1999) Susan Lewis 

Aliens Barbican Arts Centre (2001) Wrongsize 

Average White Girl (1998) Kirsty Little 

Breath (1997) John-Paul Zaccarini/Kirsty Little ‘ 

HyperACTIVE (1997) John-Paul Zaccarini 

Film/ Documentaries 

Love in the Post directed by Joanna Callaghan. Feature film 2014. Inspired by the book The Post Card by Jacques Derrida. 

Widowman (2012) Dir. David Sant 

Do Not Read This (2012) Dir. Joanna Callaghan 

John Aldus - The Spirit of the Place (2010) Dir. Nadia Haggar 

A mind’s eye (2009) Dir. Joanna Callaghan 

Sea Point Days (2008) Dir. Francois Verster 

Coracao (2008) Dir. Richard Pakleppa 

PhotoSynthesis (2007) Mad Dog & Custard 

A New Beginning (2006)Dir. Riccardo Sai 

Night School (2006) Dir. Riccardo Sai 

The Mother’s House (2005) Dir. Francois Verster 

Slam (2005) Dir. Jonathan Robinson 

From Where I’m Standing (2005) Dir.  Carl Stevenson/Gravity & Levity 

Family Portrait (2004) Dir. Waris Islam 

Ape TV (2004) Dir. Christian Patterson 

Seaside On The Rocks (2004) Dir. Andy Devonshire C4  

Hors La Rue (2004) Dir. Francois Gamuary  

When The War is Over (2002) Dir. Francois Verster  

Snooker (2000) Ch4. Short film of Salena Godden poem 

Flat 19 (1997) Dir Angus Whitty 

Fun (1994) Dir. Rafal Zielinski 


Doritos Animalistic Dir. David Sant 

Axe hair gel Dir. David Sant 

Lucky Brand Noodles Dir. Jackson Pat  

Hoo Hing Sauces campaign Dir Jackson Pat  

Coca Cola Dir. John Bland  

MTV Hip Hop Candy Dir. John Bland 

Cherry Valley Duck Dir. Jackson Pat 

Cherry Valley ‘Back To The Future’ Dir Jackson Pat 

Katarzyna Szozotarska Dir. Riccardo Sai 

Growing Up Fast Dir Riccardo Sai 


The Assassins’ (2004) written by Johnny Brown feat. Tam Dean-Burn. Resonance FM  

‘Saltpetre Radio Show’ (1999 – 2005) Salena Saliva Godden on BBC London and Resonance FM. 

‘Bespoken Word’ 2003/05 BBC Radio4 Sony Award nominated show 


The Prophet (2012) by Sarah Warwick 

Everyday (2012) Saltpeter 

Hunger’s The Best Sauce (2008) album SaltPeter (Fred Label) 

SaltPervert E.P. SaltPeter 

Everybody Back To Mine (2008) SaltPeter (Fred Label) 

I’m Not Gay But… (2008) SaltPeter  (Fred Label) 

5am Soho (2006) SaltPervert Oxyd Records also featured on  

‘Perfecto Presents Seb Fontaine’ Compilation 

Maya Fiennes ‘One’ Debut album and Kundalini Chants 

Egg Yolk Planet Fried Salena Saliva & The PC Collective (Saltpetre Records) 

Saltpetre (1999 Saltpetre Records)Spoken word/soundscape compilation 

Diaspora (1997 IZM) Debut album 

Flow Shape Navigator (1995 ALMO Records) 

Summer’s Promise Shape Navigator (1994 Guerilla Records) 

Crystallize/Phoenix Shape Navigator (1994 Guerilla Records) 

Solar/Jupiter/Jupiter Sunrise Shape Navigator (1994 Guerilla Records) also on  Dub House Disco Vol2 (1994) 

Oracle (1994) Shape Navigator Survival 2000  


Heartless Crew 


Mummy Troll  

David McAlmont   


Sean Paul ‘Gimme The Light’ 

Bush ‘Everything Zen’ 

Metallica ‘Unforgiven’ 

Echobelly ‘Dark Therapy’ 

Apollo 440 ‘Rapid Racer’ 

David Arnold & David McAlmont ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ 

Human League ‘Tell Me When’ 

Peach ‘From This Moment’ 

Genelab ‘Anorak Lou’ 

One Minute Silence ‘South Central’