Seth Boustead is one of the leading advocates for new music in Chicago, wearing many hats as a composer, administrator, and broadcaster. He is the Executive Director of Access Contemporary Music, which engages in a wide variety of efforts to bring many composers and countless pieces to light. He also plays the advocate for the wider new music scene through his show on WFMT, Relevant Tones.
A particularly popular effort of ACM is their "Sound of Silent Film Festival", which brings new music and strangely wonderful old films together. Here's a work by Seth from a past festival: