- Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2012
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When Director, Photographer and Industry Icon Matthew Rolston needed an arrangement of "Hey Big Spender," by Stephen Sondheim, for "The Client List," Jennifer Love Hewitt's original new series on Lifetime, he reached out to Alex Lasarenko, the award winning composer and founder of TONAL.
Originally from the hit '60s Broadway show "Sweet Charity," Rolston needed a fresh take on "Hey Big Spender", and it had to fit with Jennifer Love Hewitt's vocal range since she would be singing it as well.
"Jennifer's a total pleasure to work with and a great singer. This song is very demanding vocally and she knocked it out of the park on the first take," says Lasarenko.
Rolston not only directed the campaign, he served as the Music Supervisor as well, and was involved throughout the composing and recording process. "The arrangement starts out in a Broadway musical style that's bawdy and irreverent, but quickly takes a dark and sexy turn. The finale is a combination of slick pop beats and synths combined with a big Broadway finish. Hands down, this is the most fun I've ever had arranging a piece of music. Matthew's attention to detail and passion for his work shows in every frame," says Lasarenko.
"The Client List," Lifetime's new original drama starring and executive produced by Jennifer Love Hewitt, premieres on Sunday, April 8, at 10:00pm ET/PT. Cybill Shepherd, Loretta Devine and Colin Egglesfield also star.
Founded in 2002 by award-winning composer/sound designer Alex Lasarenko, Tonal is a place where original music and ideas converge in an artistic environment. Clients ranging from advertising agencies, television networks, feature filmmakers and record labels have sought out Tonal for their distinct ability to craft memorable music no matter the genre. Located in the heart of Manhattan's West Chelsea arts scene, the company's offices are a destination for artists and performers of all stripes from around the globe. For more information about the company please call 212.255.4369 or email at email@example.com.