Born in Matsumoto City in Nagano, Japan, Iwadare learned the basics of composing music on his own, during college. After years of being involved with band, he professionally started composing game music. Between 1991 and 1997 Iwadare was recognized in an awards ceremony for his work as he won "Best Music Awards" for his work with Game Arts. Iwadare was and is involved in many other music related activities, including compositions for Tokyo Disneyland and a variety of stage music and dance performances. He was a contributing editor for Dreamcast Magazine in Japan.
~Info taken from Grandia II Dreamcast manual~