Noriyuki Iwadare is a famed Japanese composer, sound designer and sound programmer.
Noriyuki programmed his own sound driver. He wrote a program where he could play MIDI music live on his PC-8801 computer. He then wrote a conversion tool that would convert his PC-8801 MIDI files to the Genesis. Many other composers for the Mega Drive would use the same driver.
Staff photo from Kishi Densetsu (SMD).