iTunes Offers Silent Freebie

First movement of John Cage's 4'33 becomes April Fool's giveaway
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2009 1:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – ITunes' April 1 giveaway is a landmark composition by avant-garde American composer John Cage, Gizmodo reports. The first movement of Cage's 4'33—an experimental piece consisting entirely of silence—has been made available for free download, although listeners who enjoy the first minute and 46 seconds of silence and want to hear the rest will have to cough up $1.98.